Cabaye reportedly angry after hearing Kinnear’s gaffe.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew fears an exodus this summer as the club continue to deal with the aftermath of director of fooball Joe Kinnear’s gaffes.
According to the Daily Mail, France midfielder Yohan Cabaye is particularly furious with Kinnear after hearing his interview with talkSPORT.
The 27-year-old has long been linked with a move away from St. James Park, and it is understood that Pardew is now especially nervous about the possibility of losing one of his key players.
The Frenchman has been away with the national team in South America but learned of Kinnear’s comments upon his return earlier this week.
Both Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are willing to take advantage of the situation, but Pardew does not want to let any of his best players leave as he is aware of the implications of Kinnear’s interview.
The pair met earlier this week to discuss the new set-up at the club, but it is unclear as to whether Pardew mentioned the infamous interview in which Kinnear referred to players at Newcastle as “Kebab” [Cabaye] and Ben Afra [Hatem Ben Arfa].
The latter has yet to respond to hearing the interview, but Sammy Ameobi hit back on Twitter stating that Kinnear could “at least get my name right”.
The former Newcastle boss now has control over transfers at the club following his controversial appointment at the club, and began his spell by deciding to pull the plug on a move for Brazilian defender Douglas.
However, the bigger concern at this stage for Pardew will be to meet with his current players to discuss the new situation, and he will be hopeful of calming the anger surrounding Kinnear’s arrival.